I have been having a sharp pain on the left side between my under arm and left breast. I am concerned as my mother died of a heart attack in her 50's. I am 38 years old. My veins seem to be getting more apparent in my breast area and my legs. I sometimes have a tightness in my legs and it feels like my veins are going to snap. I sometimes also get a little numbess in my left arm. Should I be concerned?
Premenopausal women are generally well protected from heart disease. After menopause, men and women develop heart disease at about equal rates. However, with your family history, I think it would be to your advantage to start now and see a cardiologist for a comprehensive evaluation. Aggressive prevention now would likely help you later on.
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